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Offline Pizzagod  
#1 Posted : Thursday, June 7, 2018 11:01:31 AM(UTC)
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These guys seem to be on steroids now-how many forum people take the time to report the posts?

I can't understand how Matt's became a target. Anybody?
For one dollar I'll guess your weight, your height, or your sex.
Offline ridejocky  
#2 Posted : Thursday, June 7, 2018 11:16:43 AM(UTC)
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Should we report them? I don’t even look at the threads
Ride the Zipper?
Offline thunderbolt85  
#3 Posted : Thursday, June 7, 2018 7:41:32 PM(UTC)
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I did reach out to him once and he cleaned them out, says he tries to catch them when they come in but can't all the time, which is understandable.

But yeah, its gotten crazy I don't click on them anymore.
Offline secret.squirrel  
#4 Posted : Thursday, June 7, 2018 9:31:39 PM(UTC)

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Somehow a setting got changed where "Unapproved Members" were gaining "post" access to too many forums.

I've just upgraded the software a couple weeks ago - and I'm still tuning the spam protection and so on.

A small statistic - for all the posts that got through, the spam filter so far has flagged over 200 posts and about 60 registrations that were blocked already...

Forum spammers are usually robots - that wind up a forum in their sights based on google "dorks" to find sites that use the same software - then they craft scripts that manage to register, bypass the reCaptcha, bypass the "other registration hurdles", navigate to a forum, and begin spamming posts...

It's a big pain in the ass to contend with...
.: secret.squirrel :.

thanks 4 users thanked secret.squirrel for this useful post.
britt on 6/7/2018(UTC), JW on 6/7/2018(UTC), Pizzagod on 6/8/2018(UTC), wvscott on 6/10/2018(UTC)
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